iPhone 6 event once again rumored for mid-September

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The latest rumor suggests that Apple is tentatively planning to unveil the iPhone 6 in mid-September. With the iPhone 4s having launched in early October, and the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s hitting in subsequent Septembers, mid-September 2014 certainly seems fairly likely for the iPhone 6. As per 9to5Mac:

[According to sources briefed on the plans,] the second and third weeks of September are the mostly likely weeks for the event to be held, but they add that manufacturing uncertainties could alter the event's timeframe. A decision has not been finalized, and sources made it clear that the plans are in flux.

Mid-September makes sense for when we'll see the iPhone 6, the shipping version of iOS 8, and whatever else it is that Apple has up their sleeves for that day, and is pretty much in line with what iMore speculated back in January. However, it's important to remember that nothing is set in stone until Apple sends out invitations.

In line with other iPhone 6 rumors, there's reportedly some indecision on Apple's part is on whether or not to announce the larger 5.5-inch iPhone alongside the 4.7-inch model (which is apparently "farther along in both internal testing and manufacturing preparation", which also lines up with the bulk of reports), or to push that one back and launch just the smaller (but yet bigger) version.

Regardless of whether the iPhone 6 launches in September or October or May, what are you most looking forward to?

Source: 9to5Mac

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iPhone 6 event once again rumored for mid-September

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I am glad that the "standard" iPhone 6 will be bigger than the 5C but that there will also be a bigger one as well. I am not interested in lugging around a "phablet" but I definitely need a bigger screen (I get tired of always having to pull out my reading glasses to read something on the phone)

Any FCC specs leaked yet? I want to know if it will support band 12 on T-mobile or not. If it does I'll sell off my 5s if it doesn't I'll hang onto it.

I'd assume that t would if the 5s supports it. Apple wouldn't remove something like that, usually they ADD support for new bands. It they took one away, they'd be irritating a lot of customers.

The 5S doesn't support it. It's the band for the spectrum they acquired off Verizon earlier this year. As far as I know they don't have any phones out that support it yet. I think what he's saying is it's not really worth upgrading unless he can future proof himself in the coverage department.

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I want a new 4" phone with a better battery and ios8, and an iWatch! Thats not too much to ask is it

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The thing I'm waiting for most from Apple is HomeKit within iOS 8. This could be the next big thing, bringing the "Internet of Things" to the masses. Previously Home Automation was a small domain of geeks and enthusiasts; if Apple plays it right all your home devices (lights, lawn sprinkler, alarm, cameras, thermostats, scales, etc.) will be tightly integrated with your phone/tablet and be idiot-proof. I'm holding off on purchases for these kind of devices until the September date.

Most of the work is on the device manufacturers to do the connectivity and adhere to the Apple standard, but there are three things necessary to make a revolutionary standard a success:
- Push by a dominant player like Apple to get quick buzz and market penetration.
- Simple user experience to convince the wide masses
- Buy in from partners and content providers to build an ecosystem.

Apple has a tendency to revolutionize a technology (mp3 players, smart phones, tablets, etc.) or screw it up (AirPrint, Ping, Maps, Facetime as a standard). Unfortunately the track record in software solutions isn't that good yet, I hope HomeKit will be different.

The M8 is great, it's what I have now. I'm really hoping for the 5.5 inch iPhone to come sooner than later. I'm getting somewhat fed up with Android as time goes on, and their 5.5 inch+ phones are somewhat limited. The G3 is pretty solid, but mostly a sidegrade from the M8. The Note 4 could be interesting, but I really don't like Samsung. Here's hoping Apple pulls through for phablet lovers!

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